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    Congressman John Shimkus, Republican from the 19th district of Illinois, responds to a question from a TellDC user about the illegal immigrants entering along the southern borders.

  • Republican Congressman John Shimkus said that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) weren't part of a terrorist cell but an army. (Associated Press)

    Congressman: ISIS isn't just a small terrorist cell — 'it's the al Qaeda army'

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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Experts say it will take at least a year for small businesses to know how the law and its computer glitches will affect them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    HIGGINS: Hiding Obamacare's abortion coverage

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  • Idaho Republican Rep. Michael K. Simpson and other critics say the Obama administration is violating a federal law that designates Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the leading candidate for nuclear-waste disposal. (Associated Press)

    House panel probes nuclear-dump ban in Nevada

    A House energy panel said Thursday it is investigating the Obama administration's decision to halt plans to bury the nation's nuclear waste in Nevada, saying the catastrophic Japanese earthquake proves the dangers of storing spent nuclear fuel at power plants.

  • Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida (Associated Press)

    Four vie for House energy-commerce gavel

    The chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is emerging as one of the top prizes of the new Congress, and a collection of powerful House GOP members already are angling for the post.

  • CHOOSING CHAIRMEN: Minority Leader John A. Boehner leads the House Steering Committee. (Associated Press)

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    While House Republicans are jockeying behind the scenes for coveted committee chairmanships should Democrats be ousted from leadership after the midterm elections, many political insiders don't expect a drastic reshuffling of leadership within the GOP.

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  • Subcommittee chairman John Shimkus, R-Ill., who wrote the bill, argued it's necessary to create a standard where chemicals are regulated under one set of rules, rather than a "patchwork" of different state regulations.

    States fear losing power to regulate chemicals →

  • A Shimkus spokesman said the lawmaker will petition to become either chairman or — if the Republicans remain in the minority — ranking member in the absence of Mr. Barton.

    Some top posts on panels up for grabs →

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